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peaceofmind
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Re: New start in a new country

Postby peaceofmind » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:44 pm

- Paid my second premium for home insurance in 2011, so that came out of savings.
- US IRA value dropped like a stone again. :( UK Pension earned a bit of money, though (on top of my contributions), so yay.
- First time my asset section has gone down since I started these updates.
- First time my net worth has gone down since I started these updates, too. :(
- Still, made progress on some goals.

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ASSETS [$258,773.09 + £19,880.09]   Net Change: -258.08
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US Checking            $1,832.23 (+    $126.14)
US Savings            $13,071.87 (-    $287.30)
US IRAs               $28,368.99 (-  $2,206.94)
UK Checking            £1,575.31 (+    £389.14)
UK Savings             £3,682.77 (+    £426.07)
UK ISAs               £10,593.46 (+     £29.64)
UK Pension             £4,028.55 (+  £1,265.17)
House                $215,500.00


LIABILITIES         [$169,736.46]   Net Change: -243.17
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Mortgage             $169,736.46 [4.99% 30yr fixed]
Home Equity LOC            $0.00 [4% variable]

NET WORTH:
$89,036.63 + £19,880.09 (-14.91)

Goals:
1. 2012 Cash ISA £5,500 (?)
£1,750.00 (31%)

2. 2012 Property Taxes $3,000
$0.00 (0%)

3. 2012 Home Insurance $1,000
$63.20 (6%)

4. Year-Off Fund £38,500
£8,747.14 (22%)

Total: $4,000 + £44,000
$63.20 + £10,497.14 (22%)

peaceofmind
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Re: New start in a new country

Postby peaceofmind » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:14 am

- Got my final payment (including bonus) from my last job, which bumped up the year-off fund quite a bit! :D
- US IRA value rose, finally!
- Assets and net worth both back in green territory. :D
- Traveling to the US in a bit to visit family, so will have to watch expenses. Last time I spent ~$500 over 2 weeks, hoping for about that amount again (might be a challenge as I'm dragging the b/f along, so there'll be two of us to expense for rather than one).
- Government has finalised its number for the 2012/13 Cash ISA limits, so I've updated that goal below.

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ASSETS [$262,174.66 + £21,824.40]   Net Change: +5,345.88
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US Checking            $2,117.04 (+    $101.91)
US Savings            $13,356.61 (+    $284.74)
US IRAs               $31,201.01 (+  $2,832.02)
UK Checking              £987.63 (-    £587.68)
UK Savings             £4,877.63 (+  £1,194.86)
UK ISAs               £10,620.40 (+     £26.94)
UK Pension             £5,338.74 (+  £1,310.19)
House                $215,500.00


LIABILITIES         [$169,492.28]   Net Change: -244.18
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Mortgage             $169,492.28 [4.99% 30yr fixed]
Home Equity LOC            $0.00 [4% variable]

NET WORTH:
$92,682.38 + £21,824.40 (+5,590.06)

Goals:
1. 2012 Cash ISA £5,640
£1,893.10 (33%)

2. 2012 Property Taxes $3,000
$0.00 (0%)

3. 2012 Home Insurance $1,000
$355.69 (35%)

4. Year-Off Fund £38,500
£19,971.14 (51%)

Total: $4,000 + £44,140
$355.69 + £21,864.24 (46%)

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Re: New start in a new country

Postby peaceofmind » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:19 pm

- Just got back from the US trip. Did not spend <= $500, but that's okay, I bought quite a bit of things much cheaper than I'd get here, and they'll last me a good long while. Savings this month may be on hold this month as a result, we'll see.
- Back to job hunting. It'll be nice to be working and earning a pay check again.
- Started basic lawn maintenance on the house to start prepping it for sale next summer (with luck). Money came out of savings for that.
- Joined a gym, which came out of savings as well.

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ASSETS [$261,711.64 + £23,396.16]   Net Change: +1,108.74
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US Checking            $1,903.95 (-    $213.09)
US Savings            $13,424.47 (+     $67.86)
US IRAs               $30,883.22 (-    $317.79)
UK Checking            £1,121.91 (+    £134.28)
UK Savings             £5,007.41 (+    £129.78)
UK ISAs               £10,648.33 (+     £27.93)
UK Pension             £6,618.51 (+  £1,279.77)
House                $215,500.00


LIABILITIES         [$169,247.09]   Net Change: -245.19
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Mortgage             $169,247.09 [4.99% 30yr fixed]
Home Equity LOC            $0.00 [4% variable]

NET WORTH:
$92,464.55 + £23,396.16 (+1,350.93)

Goals:
1. 2012 Cash ISA £5,640
£3,172.41 (56%)

2. 2012 Property Taxes $3,000
$0.00 (0%)

3. 2012 Home Insurance $1,000
$423.55 (42%)

4. Year-Off Fund £38,500
£19,971.14 (51%)

Total: $4,000 + £44,140
$423.55 + £23,143.55 (48%)

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Re: New start in a new country

Postby peaceofmind » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:09 am

- Paid 2011 property taxes, which came out of savings.
- Almost out of the $169k range for my mortgage!

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ASSETS [$258,543.03 + £23,844.06]   Net Change: -2,720.71
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US Checking            $2,000.00 (+     $96.05)
US Savings            $10,184.09 (-  $3,240.38)
US IRAs               $30,858.94 (-     $24.28)
UK Checking            £1,238.56 (+    £116.56)
UK Savings             £4,058.81 (-    £948.60)
UK ISAs               £10,679.14 (+     £30.81)
UK Pension             £7,867.55 (+  £1,249.04)
House                $215,500.00


LIABILITIES         [$169,000.88]   Net Change: -246.21
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Mortgage             $169,000.88 [4.99% 30yr fixed]
Home Equity LOC            $0.00 [4% variable]

NET WORTH:
$89,542.15 + £23,844.06 (-2,474.50)

Goals:
1. 2012 Cash ISA £5,640
£4,298.81 (76%)

2. 2012 Property Taxes $3,000
$77.63 (2%)

3. 2012 Home Insurance $1,000
$500.00 (50%)

4. Year-Off Fund £38,500
£19,971.14 (51%)

Total: $4,000 + £44,140
$577.63 + £24,269.95 (51%)

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Re: New start in a new country

Postby peaceofmind » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:45 am

- The markets were good to me this month, finally making some recovery.
- Finished up my ISA for next year, so now it's on to saving for the house expenses.
- Almost into 5 digits for my UK pension. :)
- Still waiting to get paid for my first month of work, so that should bump up the year-off fund more.

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ASSETS [$260,607.81 + £26,024.42]   Net Change: +4,245.14
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US Checking            $2,000.00 (+      $0.00)
US Savings            $10,629.33 (+    $445.24)
US IRAs               $32,478.48 (+  $1,619.54)
UK Checking            £1,189.41 (-     £49.15)
UK Savings             £4,564.93 (+    £506.12)
UK ISAs               £10,706.29 (+     £27.15)
UK Pension             £9,563.79 (+  £1,696.24)
House                $215,500.00


LIABILITIES         [$168,753.64]   Net Change: -247.24
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Mortgage             $168,753.64 [4.99% 30yr fixed]
Home Equity LOC            $0.00 [4% variable]

NET WORTH:
$91,854.17 + £26,024.42 (+4,492.38)

Goals:
1. 2012 Cash ISA £5,640
£5,640.00 (100%)

2. 2012 Property Taxes $3,000
$522.87 (17%)

3. 2012 Home Insurance $1,000
$500.00 (50%)

4. Year-Off Fund £38,500
£19,971.14 (51%)

Total: $4,000 + £44,140
$1,022.87 + £25,611.14 (55%)

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Re: New start in a new country

Postby peaceofmind » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:40 am

- Qualified for a 0%, no-fee balance transfer, so used that to take a big whack at my mortgage.
- As a result, $13.50 more of my next regular mortgage payment went towards principal! Usually I gain about $1.00 in extra principal each month.
- The system didn't process the "no fee" part, so I'll need to chase that up and make sure that the fee gets refunded.
- UK pension value's over 10k! :) Not bad for 9 months of funding.

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ASSETS [$262,652.13 + £27,449.06]   Net Change: +3,468.96
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US Checking            $2,000.00 (+      $0.00)
US Savings            $11,351.62 (+    $722.29)
US IRAs               $33,800.51 (+  $1,322.03)
UK Checking            £1,275.00 (+     £85.59)
UK Savings             £4,564.93 (+      £0.00)
UK ISAs               £10,733.51 (+     £27.22)
UK Pension            £10,875,62 (+  £1,311.93)
House                $215,500.00


LIABILITIES         [$168,087.90]   Net Change: -665.74
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Mortgage             $165,384.90 [4.99% 30yr fixed]
Home Equity LOC            $0.00 [4% variable]
Credit Card            $2,703.00 [0% until March 2013]

NET WORTH:
$94,564.23 + £27,449.06 (+4,134.70)

Goals:
1. 2012 Cash ISA £5,640
£5,640.00 (100%)

2. 2012 Property Taxes $3,000
$1,245.16 (41%)

3. 2012 Home Insurance $1,000
$500.00 (50%)

4. Year-Off Fund £38,500
£22,896.14 (59%)

Total: $4,000 + £44,140
$1,745.16 + £28,536.14 (62%)

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Re: New start in a new country

Postby peaceofmind » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:53 am

- Got my fees refunded on the no-fee balance transfer, without having to nag.
- UK pension value's over 10k! :) Not bad for 9 months of funding.
- Moved into a new flat, so a fair bit of money went towards security deposits and rent and whatnot. It's 2/3 the cost of the old flat, though, so yay.

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ASSETS [$263,341.75 + £28,476.79]   Net Change: +1,717.35
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US Checking            $2,000.00 (+      $0.00)
US Savings            $11,486.74 (+    $135.12)
US IRAs               $34,355.01 (+    $554.50)
UK Checking            £1,275.00 (+      £0.00)
UK Savings             £4,564.93 (+      £0.00)
UK ISAs               £10,761.56 (+     £28.05)
UK Pension            £11,875.30 (+    £999.68)
House                $215,500.00


LIABILITIES         [$167,637.86]   Net Change: -450.04
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Mortgage             $165,014.86 [4.99% 30yr fixed]
Home Equity LOC            $0.00 [4% variable]
Credit Card            $2,623.00 [0% until March 2013]

NET WORTH:
$95,703.89 + £28,476.79 (+2,167.39)

Goals:
1. 2012 Cash ISA £5,640
£5,640.00 (100%)

2. 2012 Property Taxes $3,000
$1,430.28 (47%)

3. 2012 Home Insurance $1,000
$500.00 (50%)

4. Year-Off Fund £38,500
£22,896.14 (59%)

Total: $4,000 + £44,140
$1,930.28 + £28,536.14 (63%)


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